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Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank Tell How William Goldman’s Mentorship Left As Lasting A Hollywood Legacy As Oscars & Dialogue

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Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank Tell How William Goldman’s Mentorship Left As Lasting A Hollywood Legacy As Oscars & Dialogue
Exclusive: There are dozens of dialogue lines that made William Goldman an iconic screenwriter — “Follow the money” from All the President’s Men, and “Is it safe?” from Marathon Man among them — but to a legion of top screenwriters whom Goldman helped find their voices, here’s a lesser-known signature line just as memorable: “I’m in the book.”

That is what Goldman said to many young screenwriters who dared ask a legend for help, back when people actually thumbed through the white pages of the New York City phone book. That’s where Goldman left his Manhattan number, which led to tutorials over lunches at places like The Carlyle Hotel, where Goldman held court and spread the gospel of good writing to so many. Even though he wrote many a withering column about movies he didn’t love — the manipulative bookend-ed start and end of Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan
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Jeff Daniels Is at the Peak of His Career in Two Roles Decades and Worlds Apart — Career Watch

Jeff Daniels Is at the Peak of His Career in Two Roles Decades and Worlds Apart — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jeff Daniels, who’s riding the swells during the current television tsunami. He’s not only in constant demand, but the adroit character actor has become a star.

Bottom Line: Always a reliable working actor in movies, theater and television, 62-year-old Daniels broke out in his 50s with a huge career boost from Aaron Sorkin, who cast him as a gruff workaholic network anchor Will McAvoy in HBO’s Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series “The Newsroom.” After playing the character, a news veteran trying to keep up with the times, Daniels hasn’t looked back. “I’m working in my 60s,” he marveled. “Look at any decade in my career: it’s not how they draw it up in star school. The only way to
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Jeff Daniels Is at the Peak of His Career in Two Roles Decades and Worlds Apart — Career Watch

Jeff Daniels Is at the Peak of His Career in Two Roles Decades and Worlds Apart — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jeff Daniels, who’s riding the swells during the current television tsunami. He’s not only in constant demand, but the adroit character actor has become a star.

Bottom Line: Always a reliable working actor in movies, theater and television, 62-year-old Daniels broke out in his 50s with a huge career boost from Aaron Sorkin, who cast him as a gruff workaholic network anchor Will McAvoy in HBO’s Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series “The Newsroom.” After playing the character, a news veteran trying to keep up with the times, Daniels hasn’t looked back. “I’m working in my 60s,” he marveled. “Look at any decade in my career: it’s not how they draw it up in star school. The only way to
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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown]

After “The Punisher,” and “Stranger Things” “Alias Grace,” and “Mindhunter,” Netflix is on a serious roll of quality programming and therefore the Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is back and busier than ever.

This week, we’re looking at Scott Frank’s western “Godless.” Scott Frank is known for writing “Minority Report,” “Logan,” ‘Get Shorty” and for directing “The Lookout” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones.” The self-contained, seven episode mini-series stars Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Scoot McNairy (“Halt And Catch Fire”).

Continue reading Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown] at The Playlist.
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New ‘Godless’ Trailer Further Reveals Netflix’s Star-Studded Western Limited Series

Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming limited series Godless, and this show continues to look incredible. Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, the latter of whom serves as writer and director, the 1880s New Mexico-set Western stars Jeff Daniels as a notorious criminal on a mission of revenge as his gang of outlaws hunts down the son-like protégé who betrayed their brotherhood (Jack O’Connell). Frank, who co-wrote films like Logan and Minority Report and wrote and directed the underrated thriller The Lookout, initially developed Godless as a feature film until …
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‘Godless’ Trailer: Scott Frank’s Western Netflix Series Looks Like The Show We Need Right Now

‘Godless’ Trailer: Scott Frank’s Western Netflix Series Looks Like The Show We Need Right Now
When filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Logan Lucky) gets involved in a project, I pay attention. When that project happens to be a western, a genre I’ve always loved…well, I’m hooked already. Such is the case with Godless, a Netflix limited series Soderbergh is producing for writer/director Scott Frank (The Lookout). The streaming service has just unveiled […]

The post ‘Godless’ Trailer: Scott Frank’s Western Netflix Series Looks Like The Show We Need Right Now appeared first on /Film.
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‘Godless’ First Look: A Six-Hour Western From Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh, and Netflix

‘Godless’ First Look: A Six-Hour Western From Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh, and Netflix
An old school western miniseries is coming to Netflix later this year from Steven Soderbergh and director Scott Frank (The Lookout). The last time the two of them worked together was on their adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight, so of course their next collaboration has our expectations sky high. Frank, who last directed A Walk Among the Tombstones, wrote […]

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First Look: Netflix Western ‘Godless,’ Directed By Scott Frank, Executive Produced By Steven Soderbergh

Believe it or not, Netflix has never released their own limited series. Well, that changes this fall with “Godless,” a project we’ve been highly anticipating forever, and that we’re very glad is finally seeing the light of day.

Read More: The 30 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017

Written and directed by celebrated screenwriter Scott Frank (“Out Of Sight,” “Minority Report,” “The Lookout”), “Godless” has been kicking around forever, and started as a movie script that was so tantalizing that both Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher considered making it.

Continue reading First Look: Netflix Western ‘Godless,’ Directed By Scott Frank, Executive Produced By Steven Soderbergh at The Playlist.
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‘The Invitation’ Team Will Make The Scott Frank-Produced Horror Film ‘Breed’

‘The Invitation’ Team Will Make The Scott Frank-Produced Horror Film ‘Breed’
The makers of The Invitation are teaming up with Scott Frank, the Academy Award-nominated writer-director behind The Lookout and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Frank is producing director Karyn Kusama‘s Breed, which is based on Chase Novack‘s 2013 horror novel. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the adaptation. Below, learn more about Karyn Kusama’s Breed movie. Frank, who also adapted Get Shorty and Out of Sight, […]

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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

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Jeff Daniels and a Game Of Thrones Alum Confirmed For Netflix Western Series Godless

I'm very excited to see the upcoming Netflix western show Godless, which hails from exec producer Steven Soderbergh and producer/writer/director Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Wolverine, The Lookout) and now THR has some confirmation of new cast members for us.

Jeff Daniels has been confirmed to play the show's villain, an outlaw named Frank Griffin who's ravaging the west as he and his gang hunt down his protege-turned-nemesis Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell from Unbroken). Roy takes shelter at a ranch outside of La Belle, New Mexico, a town made up exclusively of women after all of the men died in a mining accident. Daniels was recently rumored alongside Scoot McNairy, but the latter hasn't been confirmed for a role (yet).

There are a few other casting bits, too. Merritt Wever ([pictured] Nurse Jackie, The Walking Dead) will play Mary Agnes, the "brash widow" of the town's late mayor, while Game of Thrones alum Thomas Brodie-Sangster ([pictured] who played greenseer Jojen Reed) will play Whitey Winn, the town deputy: "Devoted to both books and the sheriff and afraid of no one, but still a boy more than a man, he has a lot to learn." Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) rounds out this batch of casting as A.T. Grigg, "the editor of the Santa Fe Dailey Review who has been obsessed for years with writing about the Griffin Gang."

After seeing Daniels as principled news anchor Will McAvoy on The Newsroom, I'm looking forward to watching him terrorize the Old West in this show.
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Jeff Daniels and Scoot McNairy Eye Scott Frank's Western Netflix Series Godless

One of the upcoming Netflix projects I'm most excited about is Godless, a western limited series from creator Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Wolverine, The Lookout) that's being executive produced by Steven Soderbergh. The six-episode series will be set in 1884, and Scott once described the plot like this:

"It is essentially the story of a severely wounded outlaw who ends up in this mining town in New Mexico, where all the able-bodied men have died in the mine. It’s run all by women. He ends up on a ranch just outside of town with the one woman the other women have ostracized and who’s nursing him back to health. Who he realizes are coming after him are his old gang members or fellow outlaws, laying waste to every town they come to, and you realize they’re coming here soon and it’s really that
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: A.O. Scott, Orson Welles, Owen Gleiberman, Humphrey Bogart, and More

Part of the fun in rounding up recent books about (or connected to) cinema is the sheer diversity of releases. This latest collection features a dive into this history of Hollywood legends, lots more Force Awakens, compelling reads from two fascinating critics, texts highlighting the art of Batman v. Superman and The Little Prince, and more. Plus, if you’ve been coveting Constable Zuvio mentions, you’re finally in luck.

Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies by Owen Gleiberman (Hachette Books)

My favorite book of 2016 thus far has arrived, and it’s Movie Freak by former Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman. For many a nineties teen, EW was something of a pop culture bible, and Gleiberman’s incisive writing was a key reason. In Movie Freak, his unguardedly personal memoir, he talks of films loved (Blue Velvet, Manhunter), friendships dashed (with the likes of Oliver Stone and Pauline Kael), and
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Steven Soderbergh Executive Producing Western Limited Series Godless at Netflix

I'm on a big western kick right now, so when any information about new westerns pops up, it piques my curiosity. But when a project has people like Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank are involved, it has my full attention. The two worked together on the crime drama Out of Sight before Frank moved on to write Minority Report and The Wolverine, also writing and directing The Lookout and A Walk Among The Tombstones. (Soderbergh's impressive list of credits needs no recap — you know them already.) Now THR reports that the duo is reuniting for a limited series at Netflix called Godless, a western set in 1884 that will span six one-hour episodes. Soderbergh will executive produce, while Frank will write and direct.

While THR and most other outlets don't have any more information on the series than that, Frank actually spoke with Collider about the project many years ago and
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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I
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"Bitten" - Enter Laura Vandervoort

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Take another look @ actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays a female 'werewolf' in the TV series "Bitten", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine, plus footage from the shoot:

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature "The Lookout". This was followed by an appearance on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the role of 'Kara Kent' aka 'Supergirl' on "Smallville".

She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.

Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef
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’24’ and ‘Spanking The Monkey’ actress Alberta Watson passes away at 60

Character actress Alberta Watson passed away on Saturday due to cancer, her agent has reported. Watson was 60.

Watson began her acting career in Canada with national broadcaster CBC, gaining notice for a key role in the 1978 feature In Praise of Older Women. Watson went on to a variety of roles in movies such as 1981’s Black Mirror and 1983’s The Keep, as well as guest stints on shows such as Kane & Abel.

Watson got her first major television role in Buck James, following that up with guest appearances on shows such as The Equalizer and Street Legal. As the 90s came around, she became a more prominent fixture in television, appearing on shows such as Law & Order and The Outer Limits. Watson also appeared in David O. Russell’s 1994 feature Spanking the Monkey, garnering acclaim for her role of Susan Aibelli. She followed that up with roles in the 1995 feature Hackers,
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Nikita and 24 Actress Alberta Watson Has Died

Nikita and 24 Actress Alberta Watson Has Died
Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.

Watson – who was best known for her role as special agent Erin Driscoll on the Fox drama 24 – died Saturday at Kensington Hospice in Toronto after a lengthy battle with cancer, her agent confirmed to People.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson," agent Pam Winter wrote in a statement. "Alberta died in the arms of her beloved [husband] Ken."

Watson was diagnosed with lymphoma just as she was settling into the role of Senator Madeline Pierce in the second season of La Femme Nikita,
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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Gone Girl' and 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' Lead a Great Week for Adult Movies

A Walk Among the Tombstones - Universal Studios - Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Scott Frank Cast: Liam NeesonDan StevensDavid HarbourPatrick F. McDadeLaura Birn. Full cast + crew This is a banner week for smart movies made for adult audiences. Obviously Gone Girl is the biggest name of the bunch, but don't let its box office status let you overlook A Walk Among the Tombstones, the newest movie from The Lookout writer and director Scott Frank. The cover may make this look like a Taken spin-off, but it's a gripping, artful, restrained pot boiler about a former cop turned unlicensed detective who gets caught up investigating the kidnap and murder of a mobster's wife. Neeson is great in it, and better yet, he's...

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